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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327926/genomic-characterisation-of-her2-positive-breast-cancer-and-response-to-neoadjuvant-trastuzumab-and-chemotherapy-results-from-the-acosog-z1041-alliance-trial
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R Lesurf, O L Griffith, M Griffith, J Hundal, L Trani, M A Watson, R Aft, M J Ellis, D Ota, V J Suman, F Meric-Bernstam, A M Leitch, J C Boughey, G Unzeitig, A U Buzdar, K K Hunt, E R Mardis
Background: HER2 ( ERBB2 ) gene amplification and its corresponding overexpression are present in 15-30% of invasive breast cancers. While HER2-targeted agents are effective treatments, resistance remains a major cause of death. The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z1041 trial (NCT00513292) was designed to compare the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate of distinct regimens of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and trastuzumab, but ultimately identified no difference [1]. Patients and methods: In supplement to tissues from 37 Z1041 cases, 11 similarly treated cases were obtained from a single institution study (NCT00353483)...
February 21, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322123/factors-associated-with-recurrence-and-regional-adenopathy-for-head-and-neck-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Brianna N Harris, Ahmed Bayoumi, Shyam Rao, Michael G Moore, D Gregory Farwell, Arnaud F Bewley
Objective Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. With advanced CSCC of the head and neck, there is conflicting evidence on what constitutes high-risk disease. Our objective is to evaluate which factors are predictive of recurrence and nodal spread and survival. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary academic institution. Subjects and Methods Patients with advanced head and neck CSCC treated with primary resection identified by chart review...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322119/epidemiology-of-nasopharyngeal-lymphoma-in-the-united-states-a-population-based-analysis-of-1119-cases
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Albert Y Han, Edward C Kuan, Jose E Alonso, Karam W Badran, Maie A St John
Objectives To describe the incidence and determinants of survival of patients with nasopharyngeal lymphoma (NPL) between 1973 and 2012 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Study Design Retrospective cohort study using a national database. Methods The SEER registry was used to calculate survival trends for patients with NPL between 1973 and 2012. Patient data were then analyzed with respect to histopathology, age, sex, race, histologic subtype, Ann Arbor stage, and whether radiation therapy was given...
March 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319734/novel-mechanical-impact-simulator-designed-to-generate-clinically-relevant-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures
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Nathaniel A Bates, Nathan D Schilaty, Christopher V Nagelli, Aaron J Krych, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Over 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament ruptures occur each year; therefore, it is important to understand the underlying mechanisms of these injuries. The objective of the current investigation was to develop and analyze an impact test device that consistently produces anterior cruciate ligament failure in a clinically relevant manner. METHOD: A mechanical impact simulator was developed to simulate the ground reaction force impulse generated from landing in a physiologic and clinically relevant manner...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319657/risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-children-born-to-mothers-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-literature-review
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Sophie Wojcik, Sasha Bernatsky, Robert W Platt, Christian A Pineau, Ann E Clarke, Éric Fombonne, Anick Bérard, Évelyne Vinet
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests in utero exposure to maternal antibodies and cytokines as important risk factors for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We aimed to systematically review the risk of ASD in children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to children born to mothers without RA. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of original articles using electronic databases: PubMed, EMBase, and Web of Science. RESULTS: Our literature search identified a total of 70 articles...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319519/process-improvement-initiative-for-the-perioperative-management-of-patients-with-a-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-device
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Margaret K Menzel Ellis, Miriam M Treggiari, Jamie M Robertson, Marc A Rozner, Peter F Graven, Michael F Aziz, Matthias J Merkel, Edward A Kahl, Norman A Cohen, Eric C Stecker, Peter M Schulman
BACKGROUND: Economic, personnel, and procedural challenges often complicate and interfere with efficient and safe perioperative care of patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). In the context of a process improvement initiative, we created and implemented a comprehensive anesthesiologist-run perioperative CIED service to respond to all routine requests for perioperative CIED consultations at a large academic medical center. This study was designed to determine whether this new care model was associated with improved operating room efficiency, reduced institutional cost, and adequate patient safety...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315032/novel-indications-for-fecal-microbial-transplantation-update-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nathaniel Aviv Cohen, Nitsan Maharshak
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Fecal microbial transplantation (FMT) is an established successful treatment modality for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The safety profile and potential therapeutic advantages of FMT for diseases associated with dysbiosis and immune dysfunction have led to many publications, mainly case series, and while many studies and reviews have been published on the use of FMT for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), its potential use for other disease conditions has not been thoroughly reviewed...
March 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302155/a-prospective-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-masked-three-armed-multicentre-phase-ii-iii-trial-for-the-study-of-a-topical-treatment-of-ischaemic-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-to-prevent-neovascular-glaucoma-the-strong-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised
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Katrin Lorenz, Yvonne Scheller, Katharina Bell, Franz Grus, Katharina A Ponto, Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen, Jens Flach, Marta Gehring, Tunde Peto, Rufino Silva, Yossi Tal, Norbert Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is rare, comprising only 3.9% of all glaucoma cases. The most common cause of NVG is ischaemic central retinal vein occlusion (iCRVO). NVG frequently results in blindness and painful end-stage glaucomatous damage leading to the need for enucleation. Currently, there is no preventive therapy for NVG following iCRVO. Rescue treatments have severe drawbacks. Accordingly, there is a great need for preventing the often visually devastating outcomes of NVG...
March 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300224/short-term-air-pollution-exposure-aggravates-parkinson-s-disease-in-a-population-based-cohort
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Hyewon Lee, Woojae Myung, Doh Kwan Kim, Satbyul Estella Kim, Clara Tammy Kim, Ho Kim
Increasing experimental evidence has suggested air pollution as new risk factor for neurological disease. Although long-term exposure is reportedly related to neurological disease, information on association with short-term exposure is scarce. We examined the association of short-term exposure to particles <2.5 μm (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and carbon monoxide (CO) with PD aggravation in Seoul from the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort, Korea during 2002-2013...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296829/ovarian-torsion-in-the-normal-ovary-a-diagnostic-challenge-in-postmenarchal-adolescent-girls-in-the-emergency-department
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Erbil Karaman, Burhan Beger, Orkun Çetin, Mehmet Melek, Yasemin Karaman
BACKGROUND Ovarian torsion can be seen in the otherwise-normal ovary and is a challenging issue in the emergency department. The aims were (1) to evaluate and compare the surgically verified ovarian torsion cases in otherwise-normal ovaries and ovaries including a mass or cyst and (2) to investigate whether the normal-appearing ovaries on ultrasound examination affected the diagnosis of ovarian torsion or not. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study design was used. The medical records of all postmenarchal adolescent girls with surgically verified ovarian torsion treated in a university hospital from 2010 to 2016 were reviewed...
March 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296338/effect-of-endocrine-disruptors-on-male-reproduction-in-humans-why-the-evidence-is-still-lacking
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D Bliatka, S Lymperi, G Mastorakos, D G Goulis
The so-called "endocrine disruption hypothesis" suggests that exposures to endocrine disruption (EDs) during fetal, neonatal and adult life may interfere with the development of reproductive organs and alter semen quality and reproductive hormone production. Even though animal studies provide substantial evidence of adverse effects of EDs on male reproductive system, epidemiological studies in humans arrive at conflicting results. The aim of the present study was to systematically review the literature to locate methodological characteristics of the studies that struggle the formation of an association between EDs and human male reproduction...
March 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295944/paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-as-a-finding-in-patients-with-severe-vision-loss-following-phacoemulsification-cataract-surgery
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Katarina Creese, Daini Ong, Sukhpal S Sandhu, David Ware, C Alex Harper, Salmaan H Al-Qureshi, Sanjeewa S Wickremasinghe
IMPORTANCE: Paracentral acute middle maculopathy (PAMM) as diagnosed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) may be associated with "patch off" visual loss post cataract surgery. BACKGROUND: To report a case series of severe vision loss due to PAMM after cataract surgery DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Cases from five surgical centres (public and private) in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of cases with unexplained "patch-off" vision loss post cataract surgery...
March 13, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295792/biventricular-impact-of-mild-to-moderate-pulmonary-valve-stenosis-in-fetal-life
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L Guirado, F Crispi, N Masoller, M Bennasar, E Marimon, J Carretero, E Gratacós, J M Martínez, M K Friedberg, O Gómez
OBJECTIVES: to define the pattern of fetal echocardiographic changes associated with isolated pulmonary valve stenosis (PS) and to correlate the echocardiographic findings with the neonatal outcome and the need of postnatal pulmonary valvuloplasty within the first 12 months of life. METHODS: a prospective cohort study was designed on 16 fetuses with isolated PS and 48 controls matched by gestational age at scan (+/- 2 weeks). Fetal standard ultrasound and comprehensive echocardiography, which included cardiovascular morphometric parameters, systolic and diastolic functional and timing-measurements, were performed in all cases...
March 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295267/pyoderma-gangrenosum-clinical-characteristics-associated-diseases-and-responses-to-treatment-in-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-31-patients
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Aldana S Vacas, Ana C Torre, María L Bollea-Garlatti, Fernando Warley, Ricardo L Galimberti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and to evaluate the association between these characteristics, the treatment followed, and the patient responses, relapses, and mortality rates. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study identified adults diagnosed with pyoderma gangrenosum over the duration of 10 years. RESULTS: Thirty-one patients were evaluated; 58% were women and 55% were older than 65 years, 87% presented with the ulcerative type, and 77% showed lower limb compromise...
April 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293297/incidence-of-the-22q11-2-deletion-in-a-large-cohort-of-miscarriage-samples
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Melissa K Maisenbacher, Katrina Merrion, Barbara Pettersen, Michael Young, Kiyoung Paik, Sushma Iyengar, Stephanie Kareht, Styrmir Sigurjonsson, Zachary P Demko, Kimberly A Martin
BACKGROUND: The 22q11.2 deletion syndrome is the most common microdeletion syndrome in livebirths, but data regarding its incidence in other populations is limited and also include ascertainment bias. This study was designed to determine the incidence of the 22q11.2 deletion in miscarriage samples sent for clinical molecular cytogenetic testing. RESULTS: Twenty-six thousand one hundred one fresh product of conception (POC) samples were sent to a CLIA- certified, CAP-accredited laboratory from April 2010--May 2016 for molecular cytogenetic miscarriage testing using a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based microarray platform...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292280/the-impact-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-on-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-elderly
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Marie-Josée J Mangen, Susanne M Huijts, Marc J M Bonten, G Ardine de Wit
BACKGROUND: The sustained health-related quality-of-life of patients surviving community-acquired pneumonia has not been accurately quantified. The aim of the current study was to quantify differences in health-related quality-of-life of community-dwelling elderly with and without community-acquired pneumonia during a 12-month follow-up period. METHODS: In a matched cohort study design, nested in a prospective randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial on the efficacy of the 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine in community-dwelling persons of ≥65 years, health-related quality-of-life was assessed in 562 subjects hospitalized with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (i...
March 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291057/mild-cognitive-impairment-and-exposure-to-general-anesthesia-for-surgeries-and-procedures-a-population-based-case-control-study
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Juraj Sprung, Rosebud O Roberts, David S Knopman, Lauren L Price, Hunter P Schulz, Christie L Tatsuyama, Toby N Weingarten, Darrell R Schroeder, Andrew C Hanson, Ronald C Petersen, David O Warner
BACKGROUND: To examine whether exposure to general anesthesia for procedures at age ≥40 years is associated with prevalent mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the elderly. METHODS: A case-control study nested within a population-based cohort. Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents, aged 70-91 years, underwent baseline evaluations that included the Clinical Dementia Rating scale, a neurologic evaluation, and neuropsychologic testing. Individuals identified with MCI (cases) at enrollment were matched 1:2 on age, sex, education, and apolipoprotein genotype with participants who were cognitively normal at the time of the index visit...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289563/persistent-erectile-dysfunction-in-men-exposed-to-the-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitors-finasteride-or-dutasteride
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Tina Kiguradze, William H Temps, Paul R Yarnold, John Cashy, Robert E Brannigan, Beatrice Nardone, Giuseppe Micali, Dennis Paul West, Steven M Belknap
IMPORTANCE: Case reports describe persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) associated with exposure to 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs). Clinical trial reports and the manufacturers' full prescribing information (FPI) for finasteride and dutasteride state that risk of sexual adverse effects is not increased by longer duration of 5α-RI exposure and that sexual adverse effects of 5α-RIs resolve in men who discontinue exposure. OBJECTIVE: Our chief objective was to assess whether longer duration of 5α-RI exposure increases risk of PED, independent of age and other known risk factors...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287056/the-total-inotrope-exposure-score-an-extension-of-the-vasoactive-inotrope-score-as-a-predictor-of-adverse-outcomes-after-paediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Harish Bangalore, Michael Gaies, Elena C Ocampo, Jeffrey S Heinle, Danielle Guffey, Charles G Minard, Paul Checchia, Lara S Shekerdemian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore and compare the association between a new vasoactive score - the Total Inotrope Exposure Score - and outcome and the established Vasoactive Inotrope Score in children undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass DESIGN: The present study was a single-centre, retrospective study. SETTING: The study was carried out at a 21-bed cardiovascular ICU in a Tertiary Children's Hospital between September, 2010 and May, 2011 METHODS: The Total Inotrope Exposure Score is a new vasoactive score that brings together cumulative vasoactive drug exposure and incorporates dose adjustments over time...
March 13, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286839/early-vs-late-coronary-angiography-and-intervention-following-thrombolytic-therapy-a-cohort-study
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Bahareh Feizi, Shahram Taghdisi, Jalil Etemadi, Amir Hossein Feizi, Setareh Asgarzadeh, Sepideh Kamal
INTRODUCTION: The precise time of using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after fibrinolytic therapy for maximum efficiency and minimum side effects is still undetermined. Therefore, the present study was designed to compare the outcome of myocardial infarction (MI) patients who underwent surgical intervention (angiography and PCI) within 48 hours of thrombolytic therapy or after that. METHODS: The present study is a prospective cohort study aiming to compare the occurrence of no-reflow phenomenon, unstable angina, bleeding during intervention, and one month major adverse cardiac outcomes (recurrent MI, need for repeating surgical intervention, and mortality) between MI patents undergoing surgical intervention within the first 48 hours of or after 48 hours of thrombolytic therapy...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
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